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Aug 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
, seriously? first, the urgent crisis in egypt and what the u.s. can do now. >>> good morning, i'm joy-ann reid in for melissa harris-perry. at least 1,000 people have been killed in political violence in egypt this week when the military raised two camps in cairo, tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood 130r9ers protesting theous ter of president morsi. the tension continued saturday when the military stormed a cairo mosque where hundreds of brotherhood supporters were taking shelter. a mob outside attacked brotherhood members as they left the mosque. international leaders have condemned the violence. leaders of the european union called for a return to dialogue saying in a statement, the calls for democracy and fundamental freedoms from the egyptian population cannot be disregarded much less washed away in blood. the egyptian government decried the foreign influence against violence, especially against the international media, which the government believes is too sympathetic to the muslim brotherhood. officials are considering reinstating 60-year long ban on the brotherhood organizat
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
on north carolina's governor over voting rights. but first, will the u.s. have to go it alone on syria? >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. the question on everyone's mind today, are we going to war with syria? the united nations' chemical weapons expert left syria early this morning, about three hours before scheduled, wrapping up their investigation into whether chemical weapons were used in the attack last week in the suburbs of damascus that left more than 1,400 people dead. the obama administration believes the syrian government is responsible for the attack. and yesterday, both the president and secretary of state john kerry laid out the case for american military strikes against the regime. military strikes that the president says will be extremely limited. >> we're not considering any open-ended commitment. we're not considering any boots on the ground approach. what we will do is consider options that meet the narrow concern around chemical weapons, understanding that there's not going to be a solely military solution to the underlying conflict and tragedy that's taken
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
to use lethal force against protesters. 173 people were killed on friday's day of rage protests, according to the egyptian government. and the brotherhood has vowed to keep rallying in the days ahead. the crackdown began wednesday, when government security forces violently attempted to clear out two encampments where morsi supporters were staging sit-in protests and demanding that morsi be reinstated. the assault sparked street battles in cities across the country. the military-led egyptian government has declared a state of emergency and imposed a 9:00 p.m. curfew in cairo and other provinces. president obama on thursday condemned the violence and canceled joint military exercises with egypt, but stopped short of canceling the $1.5 billion in annual military aid and economic aid the u.s. gives egypt. as the president made clear on thursday, the u.s. needs egypt too much to cut off ties. >> given the depths of our partnership with egypt, our national security interests in this pivotal part of the world and our belief that engagement can support a transition back to a democratica
Aug 4, 2013 7:00am PDT
will have to focus now. >> this idea of martin being the person doing it but what of secretary kerry told us if anyone says anything and you didn't hear it from me, don't buy it, i am the one person here who is going to speak. what do you think of this cone of silence secretary kerry is imposing here. is it to allow more space to put every single thing on the stable? >> i think it makes sense when they are trying to negotiate hard issues to keep it quiet and to avoid the attempt to discredit by potential spoilers. any sort of 101 resolution conflict resolution you can say it makes sense. whether or not it will work in this case is a big question. the last time the party sat down for direct negotiations during the annapolis process in 2009, they were also very secret talks. they did not end in an agreement. so it's no magic solution to a process. >> so when you say there's no magic solution, one of the magic solutions we consistently hear every time we approach this again is the two-state solution. i want to listen to secretary kerry speaking on this for just a moment andave you respond. >> w
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
witness that jobs and freedom are needed now. those were the words used 50 years ago to explain why we march on august 28th, 1963, when more than 200,000 americans demonstrated that the time for change had come. 50 years later, the voices that will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial have changed, but the reasons to march remain the same. good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry, live from the national mall in washington, d.c., where events are already underway for the 50th anniversary march on washington. thousands of people are gathered here already, with more continuing to stream in. among those scheduled to speak today are martin luther king iii, merly evers williams, the reverend al sharpton, attorney general eric holder, and john lewis. the only person to speak at the original march who is still alive today. here he is in 1963. >> by the forces of our demand, our determination, and our numbers, we shall splinter the segregated south into a thousand pieces and put them together in the image of god and democracy. we must say, wake up, america! wake up! for we cannot stop and
Aug 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
, the question is do we have a movement that can sustain us in the continuing struggle. my first guest this morning missed her speaking slot in march -- at the march back in 1963. but yesterday told the gathered crowd to stand their ground. >> make stand your ground a positive ring for all of us who believe in freedom and justice and equality, that we stand firm on the ground that we have already made and be sure that nothing is taken away from us. myrlie evers, medgar evers murdered for his act civil two months before the march. she has been fighting for civil rights for decades. with her clayola brown, president of a. philip randolph institute. thank you both for being here. >> it's a pleasure. >> mrs. evers, i want to start with you. what did you think of yesterday's event? >> yesterday's event was necessary. it was wonderful. i think it helped to revive justice equality, awful those things we hear about so much. it helped to bring us together. it also served the purpose of bringing lots of younger people together. these are the ones that we see leading us forward. and to me that wa
Aug 10, 2013 7:00am PDT
's decision to give asylum to u.s. leaker, edward snowden. the meeting was supposed to take place in moscow before the g-8 economic summit in st. petersburg. and the president says he'll still attend the summit, rebuffing calls by lindsey graham to boycott the summit entirely, and also the 2014 olympics in russia as well. but there are increasing calls from advocates to move the olympics out of russia, unless the country reverses course on a new law criminalizing the position of quote/unquote, nontraditional sexuality. i'm ready to get up under my desk and curl up for an air raid drill. who knew mitt romney was kind of right about russia. >> this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. >> we all laughed at romney at the time, but russia does still look pretty threatening. now, not in a, we will bring nuclear annihilation kind of way, but a rather, we're still totalitarian, we don't particularly like you. they have veto power on the u.n. security council and don't plant to give up any of it. so wanted? weren't we just resetting u.s./russia relations? president obama and dmitry
Aug 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
in michelle knight's words is an understanding of that fact and an invitation to use her experience to embrace and support those who will never have a moment to tell their own stories. knight's choice to stand there on her story and use it as a platform puts her in good company with others, who are surviving by using their personal anguish in service of a greater good. it's what we heard last week from trayvon martin's mother, sybrina fulton, when she spoke to the national urban league's national conference. >> what is my message to you? my message to you is please use my story. please use my tragedy. please use my broken heart to say to yourself, we cannot let this happen to anybody else's child. >> "use my story." it's the same message we heard from the newtown parents of the children killed last year at sandy hook elementary school, bringing their determination along with their broken hearts to washington, to advocate for gun reform. all of them, asking that even as we are horrified by the events that brought them to the national stage, that we also hear the message they are trying to ampli
Aug 11, 2013 7:00am PDT
the most widely used cell for for human cellular and molecular biology. those cells known as hela are the basis of breakthroughs. jonas salk used them to develop the first vaccine for polio. medical advances in vitrovertization, cell biology, cancer research and all things to hela cells. since hela were not the first cells to be widely replicated but also sold for profit, they are also the basis for a multi-billion dollar industry based on commercialized cells and tissues all from one woman who died but more importantly lived six decades ago. >>> while she was alive henrietta lacks never knew about that small slice of her taken out of her body. she never knew because her doctor took her cells without her knowledge or consent. no one ever informed or asked permission from henrietta's family to use the parts of her that lived on after she was gone. this story received widespread attention after it was chronicled by a writer in "the immortal life of henrietta lacks." this week they announced a settlement with the descendants on how the hela geno would be used. information contained w
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